When it came time for Hawaii’s only children’s hospital to choose a new flooring solution they needed something sustainable, serviceable and flexible. After extensive testing, it became clear that vinyl tile, carpet and VCT didn’t meet the needs of their space. So they chose this resilient flooring solution that offered extensive versatility and design opportunities…
How do you keep up with a workforce that’s always on their feet? Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare reveals a study that tracked the impact long hours and working on foot has on nurses. Of note, 60% of nurses worry that their job is negatively impacting their overall health.
As technology and the way students learn advances, so do learning environments. Today, it’s more important than ever to create spaces that encourage real-time collaboration and socialization among students.
An innovative company needs a building that can keep up. So when Advanced Polymers, Inc. moved to its brand new facility, it’s no surprise that their workspace was outfitted with materials that exceed common requirements. The Salem, NH based lab looked to nora® flooring to help create a low-maintenance workspace that offers flexibility.
Encouraging patients to stay active during healing is a hallmark of a wellness-driven care model. But is your facility designed to promote activity? Healthcare Design Magazine explores an often-overlooked design opportunity in healthcare buildings: the stairwell. Learn how an inviting, light-filled stairwell can benefit patients in ways that go beyond functional.
The use of art to positively impact patient outcomes is nothing new. However, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Society for Arts In Healthcare have taken arts initiatives one step further to further improve the healing process in hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, hospices, and other entities within the medical community.
Mountain States Health Alliance DBA Johnson City Medical found that rubber flooring helped mitigate many of the concerns of choosing building materials for OR environments. Learn how the facility sustains the daily rigors of the operating room: high traffic, heavy tables, microscopes and high-stain chemicals such as methylene blue and betadine.
How do you test the effectiveness of a newly constructed space? For starters, see how it stands the test of time. Children’s of Alabama, the third largest pediatric hospital in the country, completed a new 760,000-square-foot addition two years ago.
Looking to make a better first impression? Improving patient satisfaction can be as simple as putting some thought into your parking garage. According to a recent article from Building Operating Management (BOM), the parking garage experience often sets a patient’s first impression of the healthcare facility they are patronizing.
On your feet for the majority of the workday? We feel your pain. Luckily, Lifehacker.com has compiled this useful roundup of quick and easy exercises.